Liberté Chan is excited to be back as a meteorologist and reporter at KTLA 5 after getting her start at the station in 2003.

She worked under the late Hal Fishman, a legend in L.A. news, as a writer for his one-hour news show KTLA 5 News at 10.

Liberté then worked on the Central Coast reporting in Santa Barbara County for KCOY-TV/KKFX-TV. She was recognized by California Gov. Jerry Brown for outstanding reporting in a series of pieces on the Santa Barbara County Probation Department. Liberté was then hired as the weekday morning news anchor in Palm Springs for KMIR-TV.

She returned to KTLA in 2010.

Liberté earned her certificate in meteorology from Mississippi State University in August, 2015. She also has a master’s degree in Public Health from USC’s Keck School of Medicine, plus a certification in broadcast journalism from UCLA and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from University of Massachusetts Amherst. She graduated early from college, spending her last semester studying abroad at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Liberté was born and raised in Los Angeles and grew up as a competitive figure skater and was nationally ranked in both singles and pairs. She enjoys spending time with her dogs, hiking and taking them to area dog parks. She is a self-proclaimed exercise addict and spends at least six days a week spinning or practicing yoga.

Recent Articles
  • Liberte and Justice for Paws: Vida from Marley’s Mutts

    Liberté Chan meets adoptable dog Vida alongside Zack Skow of Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue. Originally aired on KTLA Weekend Morning News on Sunday, February 23, 2020.

  • Podcaster Shawn Stevenson Discusses his Dramatic Health Transformation

    Trainer and host of The Model Health Show podcast Shawn Stevenson sits down with Liberté Chan to discuss how mindset contributed to his dramatic health transformation. Originally aired on KTLA Weekend Morning News on Sunday, February 23, 2020.

  • Firefighters respond to a blaze in Mid-City neighborhood on Feb. 7, 2020. (Credit: RMG News)

    1 Dead, 7 Injured in Mid-City Hotel Fire Ignited by Space Heater

    An early-morning fire investigators believe was ignited by a space heater left one person dead and seven others injured, including one firefighter, after erupting in a Mid-City neighborhood hotel Friday. Emergency crews were called to the two-story building in the 8600 block of Venice Boulevard when the fire broke out just after 2 a.m., Los Angeles Fire Department Assistant Chief Jaime Moore said. Firefighters arrived to find smoke and fire on the first floor of the building as residents were […]

  • Passengers wear protective masks to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus as they arrive on a flight at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles on Jan. 29, 2020. (Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images)

    U.S. Advises No Travel to China, Where Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 200

    The U.S. advised against all travel to China as the number of cases of a worrying new virus spiked more than tenfold in a week, including the highest death toll in a 24-hour period on Friday. The virus has infected almost 10,000 people globally in just two months, a troublesome sign of its spread that prompted the World Health Organization to declare the outbreak a global emergency. The death toll stood at 213, including 43 new fatalities, all in China. […]

  • Friday Forecast: Warm Temps and High Surf

    Look for warm temperatures with some high surf developing along the Southern California coast Friday. Liberte Chan has KTLA’s forecast on Jan. 24, 2020.

  • Tuesday Forecast: A.M. Showers and Mild Temperatures

    Look for some lingering morning showers with mild temperatures keeping the Southland cool on Tuesday. Liberte Chan has KTLA’s forecast on Jan. 20, 2020.

  • Snow falls on a car in Frasier Park on Jan. 17, 2020. (Credit: LLN)

    Winter Storm Brings Rain, Snow to Southern California; SR-2 Closed West of Wrightwood

    Southern Californians woke up to rain and snow Friday morning, but can expect clear and dry conditions to return later in the day. A cold storm system quickly moved over the region overnight, dumping around .10 of inch of rain on most areas. Bel Air and Santa Monica each received about .50 inch of rain as of early Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Snow levels fell to the 3,400-foot mark, prompting California Highway Patrol escorts through the […]

  • Weekend to Include Large Surf, Cold Temps and Gusty Winds

    The first storm of 2020 didn’t bring much rain to Southern California, but the region is expected to deal with cold temperatures, gusty winds and large surf through the weekend. Forecasters said conditions were in place for king tides to bring waves near 7 feet to the Ventura County coast Friday morning. A high surf advisory was issued for west-facing beaches until 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Officials warned beachgoers of dangerous rip currents and large breaking […]

  • Tuesday Forecast: Mild Temperatures; Chance of Rain Returns Thursday

    Look for mild temperatures Tuesday with our next chance of rain arriving on Thursday. Liberte Chan reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Jan. 7, 2020.

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